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Post by Alta on Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:40 pm

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has suffered a head injury while skiing in Meribel, France.

The German, 44, who retired from F1 for a second time in 2012, was taken by helicopter to hospital in Moutiers before being moved to Grenoble.

BBC Radio 5 live F1 correspondent James Allen said: "The injury is serious, but not life threatening."
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Schumacher is being examined in hospital, with his wife and two children also present.

Christophe Gernignon-Lecomte, director of the Meribel resort where he suffered his injury, said "he was a little shaken but conscious" after crashing.

Speaking to Radio Monte Carlo Sport, Gernignon-Lecomte added: "He was wearing a helmet and banged [his head] against a rock."

Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son and others in an off-piste area between two marked runs above Meribel when he fell on Sunday morning.

He was attended to by two ski patrollers who requested helicopter evacuation to the nearby valley town of Moutiers, before he was subsequently moved to a bigger facility at Grenoble.
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Michael Schumacher was transferred to a hospital in Grenoble following his skiing accident

The German is receiving the attention of Professor Gerard Saillant, a close ally and friend of Schumacher and his former Ferrari team boss Jean Todt.

Saillant is an expert in brain and spine injury. He oversaw Schumacher's medical care when the German broke his leg in the 1999 British GP.

Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said in a statement: "We ask for understanding that we cannot give out continuous information about his health.

"He was wearing a helmet and was not alone. No one else was involved in the fall."

Sources are saying his condition is worsening.

Really hope Schumi will be okay as he was the driver that was tossing down the records when i got into F1. A fantastic driver without a doubt.
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Re: Michael Schumacher injured in ski accident

Post by Alta on Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:41 pm

As i post this. His condition has officially been upgraded to critical.
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Post by Milan655 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:04 pm

Is there a reliable source to say that his status has been moved to critical? I've only found British paper "The Mirror" which is usually piss-poor standard.
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Post by f1fan12 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:05 pm

CNN is saying that!

Link: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/sport/motorsport/michael-schumacher-skiing-f1-motorsport/
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Post by Ben Atkins on Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:23 pm

Sky News and BBC News have also been saying critical.

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Post by f1fan12 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:24 pm

This makes me quite worried, hope he pulls through!
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Re: Michael Schumacher injured in ski accident

Post by Magus978 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:28 pm

C'mon Schumi, win #92 awaits when you get through this.

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Post by BWardboy88 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:50 pm

I'm already feeling nervous about the outcome. I was never a big fan of Michael, but I pray that a miracle pulls through and he lives on.
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Post by BuddyNixon on Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:15 pm

Schumi, win this one just like the rest of your battles.
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Re: Michael Schumacher injured in ski accident

Post by PYLrulz on Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:30 pm

This is not good Sad

Hopefully he pulls through, but when you hear these stories of ski accidents, they usually don't turn out well Sad
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Re: Michael Schumacher injured in ski accident

Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:54 pm

Oh, man, isn't this something? Some twenty-odd years of auto racing and he gets himself into a fix skiing. Life's weird sometimes.

I really hope he comes out of this alright. I've never been particularly partial to him as I driver, but he's definitely one of the all-time greats, and you never want to see something like this happen to anyone.
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Post by Milan655 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:57 pm

Sparkz47 wrote:Oh, man, isn't this something? Some twenty-odd years of auto racing and he gets himself into a fix skiing. Life's weird sometimes.

He's been doing skiing for a while, quite good at it as well.
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Re: Michael Schumacher injured in ski accident

Post by Sparkz47 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:08 am

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Sparkz47 wrote:Oh, man, isn't this something? Some twenty-odd years of auto racing and he gets himself into a fix skiing. Life's weird sometimes.

He's been doing skiing for a while, quite good at it as well.

Yeah, apparently Ferrari used to have media weeks in the Alps. It just seems kind of odd that a man who drove race cars upwards of 200mph on a regular basis for 20 years injures himself in a skiing accident.
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Post by Sparkz47 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:23 am

Multiple sources are now reporting that he's gone into a coma.

This isn't good.
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Re: Michael Schumacher injured in ski accident

Post by Milan655 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:33 am

I believe it was a semi-induced coma in which the trauma caused a loss of mobility motivating the medics to anaesthetise him, placing him into his coma before being air lifted to the Grenoble hospital.

I hope Schumi will be perfectly fine, and he's with some of the best medical care in the world. Also helps that he is most likely one of the most physically fit athletes in the world.
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Post by Lucstar88 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:10 am

Read on TSN, he's undergoing a brain surgery atm...

Hope he pulls through
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Post by Alpineopossum on Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:56 am

Really hope he's alright.
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Post by PackerMan71 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:44 am

Being a huge Schumi fan, I'd be devastated if we lose him this early.  Crying or Very sad
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Post by crl on Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:45 am

I soon as I heard the news, I immediately thought of the actress Natasha Richardson, who died in similar circumstances, but she wasn't wearing a helmet. I hope Schumi pulls through; he's too big of a legend to go out in such a way.

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Post by day500champ1 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:49 am

While I'm not a big F1 fan, you hate to hear about these things. Hope for the best.

BTW Sparkz, love the avatar.

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Post by Cardinals5 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:10 am

day500champ1 wrote:
BTW Sparkz, love the avatar.


I don't like the color.
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Post by day500champ1 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:00 am

Cardinals5 wrote:
day500champ1 wrote:
BTW Sparkz, love the avatar.


I don't like the color.

Still not ginger, but Do you know how to fly this thing?
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Post by Alta on Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:34 am

Press conference schedule within the next 15-30 mins


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Post by Alta on Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:03 am

A spokesman for the hospital said: "Michael Schumacher was the victim of very serious trauma. He was very agitated when he arrived and we decided he was in a critical situation and he quickly went into a coma.

"The neurosurgical treatment he received brought us quite a lot of information. We had to operate urgently to release some pressure in his head. Unfortunately, he has some legions within his brain."

Source: BBC
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Post by RACECAR on Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:51 pm

Just read about this earlier today. Praying for him to get through this.
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Post by Ben Atkins on Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:37 pm

Doctors say the next 48 hours determines whether Schumacher survives or not.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/michael-schumacher/10543442/Next-48-hours-will-determine-whether-Michael-Schumacher-survives-doctors-say.html

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Post by RealRacer4 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:40 am

At first, I was thinking Schumi would be okay since he was still conscious after his accident and knew he would get immediate treatment. The fact that it's come down to this has me really worried. I hope Schumi can pull through.  Sad

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Post by bigdc48 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:23 am

This is so horrible to one of the most decorated race car drivers of all-time. Pray for Schumi.
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Post by Mystrsyko on Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:00 am

"Neurosurgeon Stephan Chabardes said that a post-operative scan had shown "diffuse haemorrhagic lesions" on both sides of Schumacher's brain."

Link.

That's very not good. In plain english he's bleeding from large areas on both sides of his brain. There is a fairly high chance of him not surviving this pale
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Post by Casey Lester on Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:25 am

bigdc48 wrote:This is so horrible to one of the most decorated race car drivers of all-time. Pray for Schumi.
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Post by JMac525 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:37 am

This is absolutely horrible. I pray somehow he is able to pull through this.
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Post by Alta on Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:14 am

In the latest press conference, Doctors say Schumi is showing signs of improvement.
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Post by BWardboy88 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:18 am

Alta wrote:In the latest press conference, Doctors say Schumi is showing signs of improvement.

It may be early days yet, but at least that's good to hear.
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Post by bsoyuz on Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:27 am

BWardboy88 wrote:
Alta wrote:In the latest press conference, Doctors say Schumi is showing signs of improvement.

It may be early days yet, but at least that's good to hear.
Yeah,they just say that on the TV.Hoping for his recovery
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Post by Alta on Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:32 pm

Schumacher is in stable but critical condition.
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Post by f1fan12 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:08 am

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/racing/news/20140115/michael-schumacher-injury-coma-may-be-permanent/

I hope this isn't true but...
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Post by crl on Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:34 am

f1fan12 wrote:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/racing/news/20140115/michael-schumacher-injury-coma-may-be-permanent/

I hope this isn't true but...
It's from the Daily Mail, so, I'd take it with a grain of salt. That being said, there are, unfortunately, precedents for such a situation.

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Post by f1fan12 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:43 am

crl wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/racing/news/20140115/michael-schumacher-injury-coma-may-be-permanent/

I hope this isn't true but...
It's from the Daily Mail, so, I'd take it with a grain of salt. That being said, there are, unfortunately, precedents for such a situation.

It isn't just them reporting it...
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Post by Casey Lester on Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:59 pm

Tell me it's not confirmed... Really hoping that he can pull through this.
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Post by Milan655 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:06 pm

On Google News, the only sources confirming this are 2 of the worst media sources in Europe; Daily Star and Daily Mail. The reports comment that 2 German newspapers have also made the comment, but there is yet to be an official statement.

The most recent quote of anyone working within the situation is from brain injury specialist, Dr Richard Greenwood, who only comments that Schumacher will have to adapt to a new lifestyle. Thankfully, posted by The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/michael-schumacher/10575877/Michael-Schumacher-will-have-to-adjust-to-being-a-very-different-person-brain-injury-specialist-warns.html
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Post by Alta on Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:49 am

Schumacher just might come out of this.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/f1-legend-michael-schumacher-beginning-wake-coma-report-article-1.1595668
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